26 May - 19 September 2022

Ahmet Öğüt

"Jump up" | Skopje

Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje

SAHA provides production support for Ahmet Öğüt’s solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje. Curated by Mira Gakina and Jovanka Popova, the exhibition is on view between 26 May 2022- 19 September 2022.

It is through installations, sculptures, drawings, collages and videos inspired by social, cultural and political reality, that the exhibition under the imperative title “Jump Up!” invites the visitor to step out of the comfort zone and the current habits of perception and thinking, and respond to the new challenges from a different perspective.

The artist invites us to “jump” into new behaviors and values, new narratives with their spatial implications, and to rethink the network connection between human and inhuman life, their dependence and symbiosis, to take a “jump” in changed and towards changing social norms, as opposed to the culture of everyday rough and politically cruel.

The artist places the works high above the observer’s eye, in a distorted horizon, which refers not only to the balance shifted during the earth displacement, but also tо the disturbances that results from the political shifts and their interconnections. Viewers become performers while their history-related memories that they collectively experience through their own physical experience is activated in a jump, and through a different perspective on works from the collection.

About the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a competent and influential institution in North Macedonia for exploring and preserving the great value of the art and culture of our age. 

It houses a precious international collection and provides a representative insight into modern Macedonian art. In addition to its collection, the Museum organizes major exhibitions and events of Macedonian and foreign art, discussions with artists, panels, film and video presentations, lectures and a variety of other activities.

About Ahmet Öğüt

Ahmet Öğüt (1981, Diyarbakır) received the 2013 Visible Award, Fondazione Pistoletta & Fondazione Zegna for founding The Silent University. He received his BA from the Fine Arts Faculty at Hacettepe University, Ankara, and MA from Art and Design Faculty at Yıldız Teknik University, Istanbul. He lives in Berlin and Amsterdam.

Öğüt’s work focuses on creating sustainable ideas for life and reinterpreting everyday life, with an emphasis on everyday encounters, moments of improvisation, and generation of new political arguments.


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